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The 50/50 Blog

Note:  Opinions expressed on the US Youth Soccer Blog (web log) are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the positions of the United States Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer). Links on this web log to articles do not necessarily imply agreement by the author or by US Youth Soccer with the contents of the articles. Links are provided to foster discussion of topics and issues. Readers should make their own evaluations of the contents of such articles.

 

The 50/50 Blog: 2.14.14

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Happy V-Day from the USWNT

 

 

Hear about Valentine's Day from some of the U.S. Women's National Team

 


 

U.S.A. vs Mexico

 

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U.S. Soccer formally announced Thursday that the USMNT will welcome Mexico for one of their final primers for Brazil on April 2 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. Read more here.

 


 

Barcelona being Barcelona

 

 

 

The players on Barcelona have mastered the one touch pass. This video shows a nice exchange between Messi and Dani Alves that is just awesome.

 


 

World Cup Living

 

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Some of the World Cup teams will being living the posh life during their stay in Brazil. Check out some of these accommodations.

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 2.13.14

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USWNT Preparation

 

 

Two days before facing Russia in Atlanta, Ga., the U.S. WNT went 11v11 at the Georgia Dome in a scrimmage that featured some excellent goals and chances. Wish them luck tonight!

 


 

Who do you think?

 

MLSsoccer.com sits down with players and coaches to ask one question: Who has committed the most fouls in MLS history?

 


 

Miami Vice?

 

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David Beckham said he had some proposed names for his new Miami-based MLS expansion team when he met the media last week in South Florida, but it was anyone's guess at the time what that team might actually look like on the field. Read more here.

 


 

FIFA Rankings

 

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The U.S. Men's National Team now holds the number 13 spot in the FIFA Rankings. Check out who else moved around.

 


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The 50/50 Blog: 2.12.14

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Soccer's Big Takeover

 

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The future of American soccer will be determined by one man. And, perhaps surprisingly, he is neither Jurgen Klinsmann, Clint Dempsey nor Ian Darke. Read more to find out who, according to ESPN.

 


 

National League Applications

 

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Applications to apply for the US Youth Soccer National League will begin around June 3, and the deadline for applications will be July 9. Read more here about how to apply for this prestigious league.

 


 

Klinsmann Talks U.S. Soccer

 

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Jurgen Klinsmann offered up another set of fascinating comments about the US national team, their CONCACAF rivals and their prospects at the World Cup, opening up about his experiences at the USMNT helm in an interview with FIFA.com. Read more here.

 

 


 

Golden Slide Tackle

 

 

 

I don't want to spoil what happens, but let's just say this turns out to be one  happy defender.

 


 

Nielsen Report

 

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Nielsen has released it's data on sports fans in 2013, and it has some promising figures for soccer. While Nielsen ratings for soccer broadcasts often bring much wailing and gnashing of teeth, things are trending up in several areas. Read more here.

 

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The 50/50 Blog: 2.11.14

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A thing not to do

 

Mental note: Don't do this. Ever. Please be smarter than this Italian amateur soccer player.

 


 

Kendall Higgs

 

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Kendall Higgs, pictured right, a member of the Boca United organization's Under-16 Division girls' team, will get her first taste of international competition when she plays for the Region III team in the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program Regional International Tournament in Costa Rica from Feb. 13-20. Read more here.

 



Top EPL saves of the week

 

 

One of the best faces in soccer is the face of a player who gets utterly robbed by a great save. Check out these saves in the past weekend of EPL play.

 


 

First American player in Afghanistan

 

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Nick Pugliese went somewhere that not many are willing to go in today's world. And in doing so, he ended up living out a soccer dream. Read more here.

 

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